Stock futures slightly higher ahead of holiday-shortened session


U.S. stock index futures were higher in overnight trading on Wednesday, ahead of the final trading day of the holiday-shortened week.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 59 points. S&P 500 futures rose 0.12%, while Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 0.04%.

The S&P 500 finished Wednesday’s session little changed — rising less than 0.1% — after sliding in the final minutes of trading. Still, the benchmark index did manage to snap a three-day losing streak. The Dow gained 114.32 points, or 0.38%, after rising more than 270 points at one point during the session. The Nasdaq Composite hit a record high, before erasing those gains and closing 0.29% lower.

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